This article claims KG talks will pick up Sunday. Could this be the day Taylor gets back from his honeymoon? A lot of people are speculating a deal won’t be signed off until Taylor gets back. It could be that Boston will begin talks again on Sunday, but that wouldn’t make much sense unless you believe what Jim Gray said to Mitch and said, “you’ve been on the phone for three weeks now with the exception of today.” Maybe KG talks are stalled until Sunday for everyone. Makes you wonder. Oh yeah, Boston is back in it too… maybe:
Boston Globe: Kevin Garnett stayed put last night. Starting Sunday, look for the offers to resurface for the Timberwolves All-Star. The question has to be asked: Will the Celtics be back in the chase?
One of the most important non-components of last night’s deal securing Ray Allen was who was not involved. That would be Theo Ratliff, whose attractive, expiring contract is still on the Boston books. That was good enough to get Garnett a week ago, along with, ahem, Al Jefferson and assorted flotsam and jetsam. Would the Celtics do the same deal? Would the Timberwolves?
For those of you dreaming of an Allen-Garnett-Paul Pierce triumvirate, there are a few entanglements, starting with the reason the deal was killed in the first place: Garnett’s desire not to play in Boston. He was unambiguous about not only not playing in Boston, but that his preferred destination be Phoenix. (Somehow, we think he wouldn’t object to the Lakers.)